Central Administration is headed by the Metropolitan Coordinating Director (MCD) and is responsible for ensuring the implementation of governmental policies, projects and programmes at the MMDAs level.
The department guides policy formulation, planning and decision-making at the Assembly.
As part of its responsibilities, Central Administration acts as a liaison between Heads of other governmental and non-governmental agencies and the Metro Chief Executive (MCE), it manages financial and other resources of the Assembly in consultation with the Metro Chief Executive (MCE).
The Head of the Department serves as a Secretary to the Assembly and chairs the Metro Planning and Coordinating Unit (MPCU) and acts as an advisor to the Metro Chief Executive (MCE). The Department also ensures that the capabilities, skills and knowledge of staff are well developed.
This Unit exists to create awareness and inform the public of the Assembly's Programmes and activities.
The Public Affairs unit creates a mechanism of communication between the Metropolitan Assembly, city residents and other internal and external stakeholders. It also Promotes and effectively disseminates AMA policies, programmes, processes, procedures and activities to stakeholders.
It also prepares articles, news stories, features,rejoinders and media advisories for dissemination through media channels as well as monitor media coverage of activities of the Assembly in the media for the information and attention of the administrative head and the Mayor of Accra.
The Metro Planning & Coordinating Unit is responsible for providing leadership in the planning, implementation and evaluation of development projects and programmes in the Assembly.
The Unit provides lead support in the preparation of Annual Reports, Development Action Plans and Medium Term Development Plans. It also monitors and reports on all development projects that takes place within the Metropolis.
The Unit liaises with stakeholders to collect inputs necessary to aid in the formulation of public policies and programmes and also plays the role of ensuring that the capabilities, skills and knowledge of staff are well developed to ensure their effectiveness and efficiency.
The Unit also coordinates activities of Out-of-Home advertisement and provides the general public with general advice and education on processes and permitting of Outdoor advertisement.
The unit provides strategic direction for the achievement of the overall objective of the procurement function in the Service.
The unit plans and coordinates activities related to procurement, manages the development and implementation of the procurement plan, provides inputs for the preparation of the annual budget and liaises with service providers and other stakeholders to undertake procurement activities.
It is also the responsibility of the Unit to ensure that the procurement activities are in harmony with the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663), supervise stores management and assets disposal as well as the Preparation and submission of Annual and Periodic Reports to the Public Procurement Authority
The Unit provides leadership to ensure the effective enforcement of security measures in the Metropolis and the Assembly.
As part of the Unit’s responsibilities, they liaise with the security Services to address security related matters, plan and executive security measures as well as reviewing old security measures periodically to improve upon the standard and ensure a high level of security.
The unit also appraise direct reports for the Assembly.
The Metro Transport Unit manages all activities related to Transportation in the Assembly.
They are responsible for the formulation and implementation of transport policies, they advise management of the Assembly on the purchase of new vehicles and spare parts.
The unit also regulates and ensures the effective and efficient utilization of all official vehicles as well as ensuring adequate utilization of financial resources and the maintenance of all vehicles in the Assembly.
The unit provides leadership in the development and the application of IT/IM standards and quality assurance system in relation to the implementation, development and the deployment of IT/IM systems and resources.
It also advises on the provision and maintenance of computers and other office accessories. The unit also contributes to addressing IT/IM problems and issues and provides leadership in the design and implementation of security measures to protect the IT/IM installations, infrastructure and systems.
The Metro Information Services Department is responsible for disseminating government policies to people within the metropolis.
The Department is tasked with the responsibility of sensitising and educating citizens on various activities (E.g: health screening exercises, street hawking, On-Street parking, etc.) organized by the Assembly.
The Department also reports on the Assembly's monthly activities and Daily activities and ensures that these reports are duly submitted to top management of the AMA and the Ministry respectively. MIS also sees to the compilation and timely delivery of Situational reports and Public Reaction reports within the Assembly to the Minstry of Local Government and Rural Development.
The Protocol unit is one of the Units under the Central Administration. The protocol office ensures that all custom and regulatory dealing with diplomatic formality, precedence and etiquette are organized in advance and seamlessly orchestrated.
The protocol office creates a distraction- free environment to ensure that relationships can be developed, issues can be resolved and all objectives met. The Unit plans and host special events within the Assembly, plan and orchestrate meetings, conferences, and ceremonial events and functions in their entirety.
As part of its responsibilities, the Unit utilizes the organizational order of precedence for proper seating and introductions.
The Unit also receives, greet and escort visitors, Research and manage gift selection, Organize appropriate security and transport and Flag positioning and placement.